Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Ana Palma and I am a fully qualified acupuncturist, registered with the British Acupuncture Council. I offer Five Element acupuncture, Japanese paediatric acupuncture (also known as Shonishin) and Tuina Chinese massage in my practice.
Acupuncture seeks to restore balance and harmony in the body by addressing the core issue of your condition as well as your main symptoms. It can be used for a wide variety of conditions because it aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation. It is suitable for all ages and can be used alongside conventional medicine. I use a very gentle needling technique when practicing acupuncture.
Shonishin is a specialized style of acupuncture that uses very gentle stroking and tapping techniques instead of needles to treat babies and young children. It can be used to fortify their general constitution and vitality as well as to address more specific conditions.
Tuina Chinese Massage complements acupuncture well because it is based on the same principles. It is effective for musculoskeletal disorders as well as internal conditions and offers an alternative to the use of needles.
For more information on the benefits of acupuncture as well as the state of current research for a variety of conditions please visit the British Acupuncture Council.